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Forum: Introductions
04-16-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 103
Posted By Chinghis

Welcome! Your story sounded familiar until you...

Welcome! Your story sounded familiar until you got to the part about following the TdF in the 1970s. Yeah, no, didn't really pick up on the racing thing in the mid-US 1970s. Our bikes are about the...
04-15-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 934
Posted By Chinghis

Huh. I owned a car once in my 20s ... then moved...

Huh. I owned a car once in my 20s ... then moved to California. I won't count the car that came with my wife, but after that there have been six more. So, seven cars, and seven bikes, near as I can...
Forum: Foo
04-14-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 856
Posted By Chinghis

My wife got pasted pretty well by her second...

My wife got pasted pretty well by her second Moderna. She was down for two days, really, and took off work on the third. Then, on the fourth day, I saw an article about how the second Mod shot could...
04-12-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 263
Posted By Chinghis

1993 StumpJumper FS. I went on a tour and wanted...

1993 StumpJumper FS. I went on a tour and wanted front panniers, and no one back in the 1990s was quite sure if you could slap panniers on a shock. So I got an old rigid fork from the LBS, off a GT....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,957
Posted By Chinghis

Ah, I can see that. I don't wear contacts, just...

Ah, I can see that. I don't wear contacts, just have the plastic prescription inserts. But I'm pretty lucky, and my prescription is pretty weak.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,957
Posted By Chinghis

Oh, yeah, wrap-around or sport sunglasses are the...

Oh, yeah, wrap-around or sport sunglasses are the way to go. Crap, my eyes start watering at 20+ mph.

I remember hitting 45 on the old Dawes Atlantis, somewhere out in the San Fernando Valley, I...
04-05-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 209
Posted By Chinghis

Well worth passing along for those of us who...

Well worth passing along for those of us who missed it.
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By Chinghis

Yow, I wasn't far off. I was thinking, sure, I'd...

Yow, I wasn't far off. I was thinking, sure, I'd drop $500 on that. no sweat. Now I see I would be low-balling it, perhaps?

That's a very pretty craft.
04-01-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 962
Posted By Chinghis

Well, you could do it in front of the press corps...

Well, you could do it in front of the press corps with people you've known for 40 years, and have it memorialized for eternity on Youtube: Shatner spaces out.

Happens all the time. You just hope...
Forum: Foo
03-31-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 896
Posted By Chinghis

Heh, I did it back in ... crap, 1993. I'd just...

Heh, I did it back in ... crap, 1993. I'd just chime in here to say that I'm not sure you should base your "best coast" decision on that route. You're not really riding the coast, except for that...
03-25-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By Chinghis

OK, thanks, I hadn't thought of those angles. I...

OK, thanks, I hadn't thought of those angles. I guess I should worry about getting rear-ended or right-hooked, but it's not the first thing I worry about out there.
03-25-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,006
Posted By Chinghis

I like the "safety stop," but ...

... I'm not sure I see how it reduces accidents.

I got an email from CalBike urging support for a California bill to make the "safety stop" legal:

So, if there's no traffic, how does this...
03-23-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Chinghis

Kind of fun reading about GT as they were...

Kind of fun reading about GT as they were becoming something in mountain biking. I didn't know they got their start in BMX.

Love these articles, so thank you very much!
03-22-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 619
Posted By Chinghis

Crap, that looks like a lot of fun. And I like to...

Crap, that looks like a lot of fun. And I like to fish, might be able to kill two birds with one wheel. :)

I myself like the SMMNRA (Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area), if that's...
03-19-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,264
Posted By Chinghis

And I think the impetus for this change in...

And I think the impetus for this change in characterization didn't start with AAA. It's more of an urban-planner kind of thing, I would think.

Let's just call them "episodes." I had an episode...
03-10-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,839
Posted By Chinghis

Yeah, I keep reading this title as "Solid poop...

Yeah, I keep reading this title as "Solid poop fun." Much different meaning.

Oatmeal. Quaker Old-Fashioned, 5-minute cooking time. Sometimes no sugar, just butter and salt. Usually a bit of sugar...
03-10-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,562
Posted By Chinghis

Holy cow, I had no clue there was such a thing as...

Holy cow, I had no clue there was such a thing as a Ritchey Breakaway bike. Guess I have some self-education to do, thanks.
03-10-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,562
Posted By Chinghis

Oh, wow, thanks. Does the cable go through that? ...

Oh, wow, thanks. Does the cable go through that?

Sorry for extending this, I'll be back someday with a picture of my 1987 Ritchey Ultra. :)
03-09-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,562
Posted By Chinghis

I think he means a braze-on cable guide, perhaps?...

I think he means a braze-on cable guide, perhaps? Maybe one on the bottom bracket? There are some loose cables floating around down there in the picture.
03-04-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By Chinghis

Oh, right, I knew they were flown by other...

Oh, right, I knew they were flown by other countries - I've played a bit of Dawn Patrol! I was just pointing out that it was a French, not Italian, company. Brits flew Nieuports, too. Interesting...
03-03-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By Chinghis

Right, Nieuports were a WWI aircraft (French...

Right, Nieuports were a WWI aircraft (French company, not Italian). But that's a British WWI roundel, not French. Brits had a red dot in the center, French was blue (U.S. was white in the center).
02-25-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 986
Posted By Chinghis

Get an old 26" mountain bike and put on the...

Get an old 26" mountain bike and put on the knobbiest tires that you can find.
02-16-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Chinghis

I'd say it started in the last few days, because...

I'd say it started in the last few days, because today when I went to click on "New Posts", my fingers didn't find it where they always have found it. I have great muscle-memory, trust me. Something...
02-08-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 778
Posted By Chinghis

During the game, I looked at the logo on one of...

During the game, I looked at the logo on one of the Chiefs' coaches' jackets. I thought it said LIV, and that it was from last year's game.

Then I came to understand that again, I see things as...
Forum: Touring
02-04-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,571
Posted By Chinghis

Thanks for the link. Holy crap.

Thanks for the link. Holy crap.
Forum: Foo
02-01-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By Chinghis

That was great. "Haven't seen the sun in six...

That was great. "Haven't seen the sun in six months."
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 927
Posted By Chinghis

That's the same ethos as in mountain biking, at...

That's the same ethos as in mountain biking, at least back in the day. I remember a Swiss fan I met at a NORBA race who tried desperately to help out Frischknecht with a water bottle and got waved...
01-08-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,256
Posted By Chinghis

I'm having great difficulty mentally putting all...

I'm having great difficulty mentally putting all my pieces on that and actually riding.

It's a five-year old article, so I assume these haven't taken over the cycling world yet.

Edit: Oh, man,...
01-07-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,758
Posted By Chinghis

Of course cycling makes you younger. It's all...

Of course cycling makes you younger. It's all right there in the theory of relativity: Time slows down for objects as they move closer to the speed of light. So, ride as fast as you can as much as...
01-07-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,076
Posted By Chinghis

Hah, I was riding near his house that day....

Hah, I was riding near his house that day. Helicopters were flying over and stuff, I had no clue what was happening until I got to the trail head and my buddies told me ht was being pursued. We went...
Forum: Foo
12-28-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,063
Posted By Chinghis

Only if you pay an extra 50 cents.

Only if you pay an extra 50 cents.
Forum: Foo
12-22-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,394
Posted By Chinghis

Congratulations! Now for some well-earned...

Congratulations! Now for some well-earned relaxation.
12-22-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,808
Posted By Chinghis

I do not flinch from riding in traffic, and I...

I do not flinch from riding in traffic, and I sometimes enjoy it, but I don't particularly do it for the rush. In fact, if I get a rush from anything other than some good downhill speed or traffic...
12-21-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,333
Posted By Chinghis

If you're drafting someone unasked, you can watch...

If you're drafting someone unasked, you can watch for your own potholes. I'll throw a finger down to the left or right, most likely, but I will not accept any responsibility for how or where you ride.
12-21-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,333
Posted By Chinghis

He/Him She/Her Her/Him=They when you don't...

He/Him
She/Her
Her/Him=They when you don't look back and check the gendersex of who's behind you.

I'm the guy who will ask, "Mind if I catch a wheel for a while?" And then let them know that...
12-16-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 23,503
Posted By Chinghis

A good year is about 2000 miles. This year, I did...

A good year is about 2000 miles. This year, I did about 1200. I probably average about 1200-1400.
12-11-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,522
Posted By Chinghis

We migrated to mountain bikes, that's how we...

We migrated to mountain bikes, that's how we climbed!

I had a great Dawes road bike, but riding hills was an ordeal. I wonder sometimes, if I'm better shape now ... But around the time I was...
Forum: Foo
12-09-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,063
Posted By Chinghis

Fantastic architecture. Each of the restaurants...

Fantastic architecture. Each of the restaurants has its own design element: A peaked roof for KFV, a simple arc for Pizza Hut, and a Latino-ish facade for the Bell.
12-09-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,447
Posted By Chinghis

No, all the cool kids had Sting-Rays. Me? Mom...

No, all the cool kids had Sting-Rays. Me? Mom bought me a Speedster, probably 24" model or something. Maybe because she bought it at a real bike store, in a town with a velodrome? I soon found out,...
Forum: Foo
12-09-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,063
Posted By Chinghis

Yikes, I thought this was a spoof of the real...

Yikes, I thought this was a spoof of the real Lifetime movie, which I'd heard about. My gosh, that's really the trailer? That's what it's like? Wow.
12-08-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,599
Posted By Chinghis

I love how they used a stick to prop the bike up...

I love how they used a stick to prop the bike up in the Trek picture. Seems a bit low rent for a company like Trek, although the aesthetic is kind of cute.
12-03-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,557
Posted By Chinghis

Anything from a Local Bike Shop, rather than a...

Anything from a Local Bike Shop, rather than a department store, perhaps? That would be my starting point. What's she riding now?
Forum: Foo
11-25-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,054
Posted By Chinghis

Don't we have folks here from Utah? They found...

Don't we have folks here from Utah? They found the thing on Google Earth, so we have the coordinates. Looks like a fun ride, BLM land.

I wonder (a) if there are more scattered about in remote...
11-25-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,929
Posted By Chinghis

I liked a comment from 2017 above, because I have...

I liked a comment from 2017 above, because I have been able to fit some Bontrager 28s on my Ironman. But yeah, on the rear, I had to kind of push it past the pads. Next time I'll just deflate it a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,675
Posted By Chinghis

I remember hitting 44 mph on some descent here in...

I remember hitting 44 mph on some descent here in SoCal on a group ride a long time ago. I had been in the area for about three weeks, and had literally no idea where I was. Good thing they didn't...
11-12-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,273
Posted By Chinghis

Boy, this hits close to home. I don't have many...

Boy, this hits close to home. I don't have many of my own teeth left, and now I'm looking at two implants on one side, and another three on the other side to replace a bridge that has aged out, I...
11-11-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,857
Posted By Chinghis

OK, in answer to my own question ... It is a new...

OK, in answer to my own question ... It is a new technology that's being used in this virus, at least on humans:
(NYTimes, 11/9/20...
11-10-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,857
Posted By Chinghis

What makes me wonder about this vaccine is that...

What makes me wonder about this vaccine is that they have never found a vaccine for any of the coronaviruses. OK, so for sars-cov-1 they may have been successful eventually, but they pretty much quit...
11-04-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By Chinghis

Fantastic! Thank you for the news. As a child of...

Fantastic! Thank you for the news. As a child of the 1970s, I still turn on the TV on Saturday mornings in the hopes that I'll see an old WB cartoon or something. I know where I'll be Saturday...
Forum: Commuting
10-30-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 61,341
Posted By Chinghis

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